Thistle, Fenton

Fenton used two molds to make this pattern. One was used to make the bowls and rare plates, the other to make the banana boats. Bowls are found in ruffled, three-in-one, ice cream shape, and the tight crimped versions shown above left. While this crimped edge in some Fenton patterns bring a premium price, this doesn't seem to be the case with Thistle. The banana boat, as shown on the right, has the Waterlily and Cattails pattern on the exterior. A related Fenton pattern is the Scotch Thistle, found only in compotes.

Hartung Book One: Thistle

Bowls, 8-9 inches, any shape

Amber, ruffled, 165 (1996), 225 (2008)

Amethyst, 18, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 (all 2015),
   25, 60 (both 2016), 35 (2017)

Aqua, 200, 290 (both 2004), 255 (2005),
   350 (2012), 130 (2014)

Blue, 50 (2012), 45 (2013), 35, 50 (both 2015),
   25, 35, 40 (all 2016)

Green, 23, 30, 33, 35, 40, 45 (all 2015),
   25, 30 (both 2016), 25, 35 (both 2017)

Lavender, three-in-one, 95 (2001)

Marigold, 15, 20, 25 (all 2015),
   5, 10, 15, 20, 40 (all 2016)

Marigold, unique iridescense treatment, 600 (2014)

Vaseline, 175 (2000), 155, 350 (both 2002),
   150, 325, 350 (all 2004), 75 (2016)

Plates, 9 inches

Amethyst, 1,200, 2,000 (both 2011),
   850, 900, 1,000, 2,000 (all 2012), 1,300 (2014),
   1,200, 2,250 (both 2016)

Blue, first reported, 12,300 (eBay 2005)

Green, 3,300, 3,400, 3,600 (all 2012),
   2,600 (2014), 2,000 (2015), 1,500 (2016)

Green, outstanding, 11,000 (2009)

Marigold, 2,000, 2,300 (both 2010), 1,800 (2011),
   1,500 (2012), 1,900 (2013), 850 (2014),
   1,100, 1,250 (both 2016)

Banana boats

Amethyst, 100, 120, 160 (all 2011), 200 (2012),
   130, 160 (both 2013), 75, 160 (both 2014),
   225 (2015), 145, 155 (both 2016)

Blue, 75, 100, 150, 165, 225, 230 (all 2014),
   120, 145, 150 (all 2015), 130, 140 (both 2016),
   65, 120 (both 2017)

Green, 215 (2010), 190 (2011), 120 (2012),
   160, 185, 230 (all 2014),
   160, 225, 325 (all 2015), 100, 180 (both 2017)

Marigold, 45, 55, 60, 65, 200 (all 2014),
   40, 45, 50 (all 2015), 30, 55, 70 (all 2016), 35 (2017)
This green plate sold for $3,400 at the 2012 Heart of America Carnival Glass convention auction. Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions

Updated 5/3/2017

Fenton used the bowl/plate mold to make advertising pieces for a company called Horlacher. As shown in the photo to the left, the word "Horlacher" is molded in script on the base of bowls.

Amethyst, 55 (2005), 65, 80 (both 2006),
   85, 105 (both 2009), 55 (2012),
   60, 145 (both 2015)

Green, 135 (2003), 95 (2013), 75 (2014),
   60 (2015), 85 (2016)

Marigold known but prices not available